"I have been working with Ross for almost 20 years, since we hired him to write a piece of software for us (after trying numerous, very expensive, off the shelf systems that didn’t meet our needs). The service offered has always been exemplary - SWD have a can do attitude and are realistic about both time and budget. Ross cannot do enough for you and twenty years later I view SWD as an extension of our team. They have been intrinsic to the development of our business and have taken the time to get to know us, our clients and our requirements. If you have a need for bespoke software and online systems I would not hesitate to recommend Ross and his team - I guarantee they will unearth efficiencies."
"SWD have done a brilliant job developing our software; it has hugely improved the way our business is run at every level. The software continues to grow and develop which allows us to keep up with the needs of our customers. They really understand our business and interprets our needs when further developments and improvements are requested. Their responsiveness is excellent and is always contactable should we need support. We look forward to continue working with Ross and his team in the future.."
"SWD was recommended to us by our previous website designer. We were a small but rapidly growing business & needed a CRM system so we could keep track of our customer data, sales enquiries, jobs & projects. Ross and his team were very thorough and worked closely with us to create a bespoke system that worked for us at the time and could grow with us. 2 years later and our system has been developed exactly to our needs and continues to be updated as we require it.
They have offered outstanding service along with advice and technical help. With their efficient and reliable service it has certainly helped our business to grow.
We really appreciate all that you do for us!
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Below we’ve the most common questions we get asked? If you have any others then please contact us.
Do you need to rob a bank to afford your services?
Nope! We are very competitive on our prices. As we DO bespoke we initially have to work with you to understand the project in full so we can provide a free no obligation quote.
How long does a project take?
Very difficult to answer for us, all projects are different, when we provide a quotation we will estimate the project timescale. We do have re-usable code libraries that we've produced over the years so we can utilise these to develop systems fast.
How BIG are we?
We are a relatively small company, there's less than 10 of us, but with specialists in key areas we can still offer a multitude of services. Big enough to make an IMPACT but small enough to CARE and offer the personal service that everyone wants!
Are we going to baffle with TECH TALK?
Nope not at all! Of course we know the techy lingo, but we will talk plain English so that everyone has a clear understanding of the project.
What areas do you cover?
We are based in Burton-on-Trent and cover England and Wales, most of our clients are in the Midlands. Including Lichfield, Tamworth, Derby, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham and surrounding areas.
Are your sites SEO Friendly ?
Yes, when creating a new site we follow the current guidelines from Google and Microsoft so you get the best results!
Are your sites simply Templates / WordPress
NO! There are plenty of companies offering template sites or DIY site builders (WIX / Wordpress etc). This is not us, and not what we offer. We feel that creating a bespoke site gives you get a better product - faster to load, better designed and targeted to your customers.
Can I host my own site?
Yes of course! We do offer hosting solutions, but if you have it already that's fine we can check out your current hosting package and see if it's suitable - generally the coding platforms we use are compatible with most standard hosting providers.
Do you still offer desktop software?
Yes! Desktop software is by no means dead, many clients have applications that run locally on the PC and link to a central server and we still offer this service. That said, web applications can offer an enhanced user interface (UI) and experience (UX) as well as be multi-platform of Windows, Apple and Android. We assess each project and make recommendations based on the use of the project to see which option is better for our clients.
Can you offer migration of old software to the web / cloud?
Yes! We can assess the current system and in most cases we can offer a migration path to create a new website app and migrate the data across.
Do you still work on VFP projects?
Yes! if you have an older software application written in VFP (Visual FoxPro) then we're the experts. We still have the skills to alter your existing program providing you have the source code. Or alternatively offer a migration solution to a newer web based platform.
Do you do I.T support contracts?
Yes! we can look after both new and used equipment, and offer email, telephone, remote and onsite support. We would assess your current equipment, any potential issues you're currently having and provide a quotation to get things sorted and cover encase of issues in the future.
What hours do you offer support?
Our support hours are alongside our standard business hours of Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm.
Do you custom build your PCs?
Indeed we do! As we know which components marry and work well together we can assess the requirements of the user and provide a quotation of a custom build PC or server to suit.
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56 Doveridge Road, Burton on Trent,
Staffordshire, DE15 9GD